Look Up: Super blue blood moon to rise in PH night sky after 35 years

Jace Amodo
PUBLISHED January 31, 2018 02:11 pm
Photo from NASA

(Inside Manila) The third of the so-called “supermoon trilogy” rises on January 31, but it’s not going to be anything like the first two.


READ: Science 101: What exactly is a Supermoon?


We’ve already seen a supermoon on January 2, 10:24 a.m.; a second supermoon happening on the same month means it will be a blue moon. Meanwhile, if a moon is in the shadow of our planet during a lunar eclipse, it’ll show a hint of orange or red tint, hence called a blood moon.


All three happening at once is called a super blue blood moon, and that is what will transpire before the month of February enters. It was in 1866 when the event was last observed in the US, and in December 30, 1982, in the Philippines. A rare event to grace our era, this is a phenomenal sky event you wouldn’t want to miss. Lucky for us, The Philippine Astronomical Society, Inc. released a list of observing stations—and they’re all open to the public! Without further ado, here are the corresponding venues around Manila:


 


MANILA


Host: Philippine Astronomical Society


Venue: Luneta. Rizal Park


Open from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m., walk-ins allowed.


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Host: Bedan Society of Young Astronomers


Venue: San Beda College, Manila


Open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.


QUEZON CITY


Host: Manila Street Astronomers


Venue: SM North EDSA


Open from 7 p.m. onwards, walk-ins allowed.


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Host: UP Astronomical Society


Venue: PAGASA Astronomical Observatory UP Diliman


Open from 6 p.m. to 12:10 a.m., walk-ins allowed.


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Host: Cutting Edge TriNoma


Venue: TriNoma Park


Open from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.


SAN JUAN


Host: Manila Street Astronomers


Venue: Pinaglabanan Shrine, San Juan


Open from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m., walk-ins allowed.


MAKATI


Host: Philippine Astronomical Society


Venue: Cityland Pasong Tamo


Open from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., walk-ins allowed.


TAGUIG


Host: Philippine Astronomical Society


Venue: The Nest Food and Lifestyle Park Taguig


Open from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., walk-ins allowed.


PASAY


Host: Astronomical League Of The Philippines, Inc.


Venue: SM by the Bay Central Park, SM Mall of Asia


Open from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m., walk-ins allowed.


MUNTINLUPA


Host: Manila Street Astronomers


Venue: Alabang Town Center


Open from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m., walk-ins allowed.


The state weather bureau said that the eclipse will begin at 6:49 p.m. (PST) before fading from view at around 12:09 a.m. (PST). The moon will be on its greatest eclipse at 9:29 p.m. (PST), with a distance of 360,199 km. Observers need not use eye protective filters of any kind as lunar eclipses are safe to watch, though a binocular or a telescope will help magnify the view and the moon’s red coloration brighter.

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